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Citernesi – “Dalle nostre analisi è inoltre emerso che sono circa 13 i lavori digitali di svariate tirature per turno realizzati dalle aziende di stampa. L’80% dei lavori dei clienti inoltre necessitano di passaggi successivi in operazioni di nobilitazione e finishing. Nel dna di Gallus c’è sempre stata una particolare attenzione verso soluzioni in linea dalla stampa al prodotto finito, pertanto l’idea è stata quella di sviluppare una tecnologia in grado di finire il ciclo in un unico passaggio, dalla bobina neutra all’etichetta finita. La Labelfire è un Andrea Citernesi, responsabile di Heidelberg Ita-

sistema da stampa digitale roll-to-roll nato dalla collabora-

lia per i prodotti Gallus da circa 5 anni, ha fornito la

zione fra Heidelberg-Gallus e Fuji per quanto riguarda le

propria visuale e quella

teste di stampa, che può essere integrata con unità seri-

del suo gruppo verso la

grafiche, flessografiche e di laminazione (pre e post stam-

crescita del business

pa digitale), in grado di lavorare con qualità 1200×1200

nella stampa digitale,

dpi a 50 metri/minuto creando etichette complesse e

che Heidelberg sta af-

nobilitate in un singolo passaggio”, conclude Citernesi.

frontando anche in altri comparti, non solo nella stampa di etichette.

Angelo Tribocco global product manager wine &

Heidelberg ha svolto una ricerca nel 2015 per analizzare i

spirits market di Nilpeter A/S ha fornito la visione stra-

desideri da parte dei brand owner da un lato e quelli degli

tegica dello storico costruttore danese che vuole concen-

stampatori dall’altro. “Una delle principali esigenze che

trarsi nel fornire ai propri

emerse da quella ricerca interna del nostro gruppo fu di

clienti un livello di innova-

riuscire a fornire al cliente un servizio completo sull’intero

zione che introduca un

ciclo di vita della confezione, gestendo la commessa dal-

modo superiore ed effi-

l’inizio alla fine e in tempi brevi, e dando quindi impulso allo

ciente di produrre, diffe-

sviluppo di una tecnologia digitale proprietaria”, esordisce

renziarsi e creare valore,

machines, for which it becomes increasingly difficult to identify the exact ‘break-even point ‘between traditional and hybrid. We have proposed a hybrid line in collaboration with Durst, managing to obtain printing speeds of up to 70 meters per minute compared to the speed in print runs that was set at 30/40 meters per minute in digital inkjet. I therefore realize the great difficulty of a label company when deciding what kind of investment to make”, says Enrico Gandolfi, sales manager for the Italian market of Omet for 22 years. “The ideal, solution it is almost trivial to say, would be to have all the printing technologies to choose the best one according to the job to be printed. Consequently, a hybrid solution can be a valuable support to the work of printers, and I think that in the future hybrid machines will become more and more standards in our sector. We presented the first hybrid machine at Labelexpo 2009, where it was welcomed with a bit of diffidence, but today, after a

few years, I can say that the time is ripe”, concludes Gandolfi also stressing how even hybrid technologies respond fully to the dictates of Industry 4.0. Omet in collaboration with Durst, which has integrated its 8-color digital TAU 330 RSC for label printing on the X6 hybrid solution, is now ready to offer the market maximum flexibility, from printing to finishing on any type of material for labels, depending on the various needs of the customer. Andrea Citernesi, manager at Heidelberg Italia for Gallus products for about 5 years, has provided his own and his group’s vision about the growth of business in digital printing, which Heidelberg is also facing in other sectors, not only in the printing of labels. Heidelberg carried out a research in 2015 to analyze the wishes of the brand owners on one side and those of the printers on the other. “One of the main needs that emerged from that internal research of

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our group was to be able to provide the customer with a complete service regarding the entire life cycle of the package, managing the order from beginning to end and in a short time, and thus giving impulse to the development of a proprietary digital technology”, says Citernesi. “From our analysis it has also emerged that about 13 digital works of several runs per shift are manufactured by printing companies. 80% of jobs also require subsequent steps in finishing and ennobling operations. In the DNA of Gallus there has always been a particular focus on in-line solutions from printing to the finished product, so the idea was to develop a technology able to realize the cycle in one single step, from the neutral web to the finished label. Labelfire is a roll-to-roll digital printing system created by the collaboration between Heidelberg-Gallus and Fuji for print heads, which can be integrated with screen printing, flexographic and laminating units (before and after digital printing), able to work with quality 1200x

1200 dpi at 50 meters/minute creating complex and ennobled labels in a single step”, concludes Citernesi. Angelo Tribocco global product manger wine & spirits market, Nilpeter A/S, has provided the strategic vision of this historic Danish manufacturer that wants to focus on providing its customers with a level of innovation that assures a superior and efficient way to produce, differentiate and create value, independently from the technology used. “Today I think it is important for a printing company to produce labels achieving cost advantages. Nilpeter has been involved in the digital market since 1998, first starting a collaboration with a successful manufacturer of digital electrophotographic tonerbased print engines, then arriving at inkjet technology in 2007 together with other leading companies, these first experiences convinced us to folllow more and more the road of hybrid technology, with machines able to enclose all the printing technologies

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